Stansted flights halted by damaged runway

There were delays at Stansted Airport today Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT

There were delays at Stansted Airport today Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT - Credit: STANSTED AIRPORT

Flights were grounded at London Stansted Airport for a short time due to runway damage.

After an hour of delays while airport staff carried out repairs, flights were resumed by 9am on May 22.

At least 27 departing flights were delayed by the problem, mainly affecting passengers travelling with Ryanair.

It is not known what destinations the planes were destined for.

A spokesman for the airport said that departures and arrivals were suspended on Wednesday morning to allow "minor runway works to be safely carried out".


You may also want to watch:


London Stansted is the UK's fourth busiest airport, being used by 28 million passengers in 2018.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus